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From TheJournal.ie Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake Travel Agent

Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there are no indications of any Irish citizens being involved in the earthquake.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey Devastation

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey

The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets Failed Coup

Turkey president promises to 'chop off the heads' of traitors as hundreds of thousands take to the streets

The country was marking the one-year anniversary of a failed coup.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup Commemoration

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey to hold day of celebration on 1-year anniversary of defeated coup Celebrations

Turkey to hold day of celebration on 1-year anniversary of defeated coup

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of “democracy and unity”.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences Turkey

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade On The March

Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade

Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.

From TheJournal.ie Five die in Turkey after being electrocuted at water park Akyazi

Five die in Turkey after being electrocuted at water park

The children were among the dead, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

From The42 Netherlands international loses €4m in alleged business scam Wiel Of Misfortune

Netherlands international loses €4m in alleged business scam

Gregory van der Wiel was approached by Ümit Akbulut after arriving in Turkey.

From TheJournal.ie Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners Crime

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia Clamp Down

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia

No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.

From TheJournal.ie Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel Sensitive Information

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with livestock vessel

All 78 crew members were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

From TheJournal.ie President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

President Erdoğan: The rags-to-riches champion that Europe hoped would steady Turkey

The rags-to-riches Turkish leader, once backed by the EU and US to bring stability to the region, has been given greater power than any of his predecessors.

From TheJournal.ie US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack Islamic State

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

From TheJournal.ie Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed Turkey

Erdogan tells rivals to 'know their place' as opponents claim referendum was fixed

The Turkish people voted to grant President Erdogan sweeping powers in Sunday’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win Presidential Powers

Trump congratulates Turkish president on controversial referendum win

The ruling Turkish leader won the referendum by 51% to 49%.

From TheJournal.ie 'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power Turkey

'Believe me, it's not over': Protesters dispute vote that tightens Erdogan's grip on power

Opposition parties have claimed there were irregularities in yesterday’s referendum vote.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening? Presidential Powers

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?

Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey Capital Punishment

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

From TheJournal.ie 'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU Televised Speech

'You've lost Turkey as a friend': Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU

The Turkish leader’s anger has been sparked by a court ruling against women wearing hijabs to work.

From TheJournal.ie Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans Spat

Irish TV show among Twitter accounts hacked with Nazi slogans

The hackers were supporters of the Turkish president in an ongoing row with the Netherlands and Germany.

From TheJournal.ie 'Broken character' ... 'repugnant falsehood': Netherlands-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens War Of Words

'Broken character' ... 'repugnant falsehood': Netherlands-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens

In a dramatic escalation of the crisis Turkey has said it is suspending high-level relations with the Hague.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row Diplomatic Dispute

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row

A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.

From TheJournal.ie "They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban European Union

"They are the vestiges of the Nazis": Turkey president slams Dutch over foreign minister ban

An upcoming referendum in the Netherlands if passed will increase Erdogan’s power.

From TheJournal.ie Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent Security Adviser

Trump team knew Michael Flynn might register as foreign agent

However, the White House said Trump himself wasn’t aware.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices' What Did You Say

Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'

Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.

From TheJournal.ie US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars The White Helmets

US immigration reportedly 'bars' Syrian cinematographer from travelling to the Oscars

The filmmaker said he had received a US visa but his passport wasn’t accepted.

From TheJournal.ie Renewed appeal for missing woman whose car was found on Bray promenade Esra Uyrun

Renewed appeal for missing woman whose car was found on Bray promenade

It is now six years since the 34-year-old mother went missing from her home in Clondalkin.

From TheJournal.ie This photo of an assassination is the controversial winner of the World Press Photo award The Face Of Hatred

This photo of an assassination is the controversial winner of the World Press Photo award

As bullets started to fly, Burhan Ozbilici captured the image of the gunman standing over his victim.

From TheJournal.ie Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers Friendly Fire

Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiers

Russian and Turkish authorities appear keen to move on after today’s airstrike.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish police detain 400 suspected members of Islamic State Terrorism

Turkish police detain 400 suspected members of Islamic State

Some of the people detained are suspected of planning attacks.

From TheJournal.ie All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital Istanbul

All staff evacuated as police negotiate with armed man in Turkish hospital

It is believed that the man is a patient at the hospital’s psychiatric unit.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey Failed Coup

Theresa May signs €117m fighter jet deal with Turkey

The British Prime Minister is seeking to boost trade with the country post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie "You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump Syrian Conflict

"You must do something for the children of Syria" - 7-year-old Bana writes open letter to Trump

The Syrian child came to prominence by describing life in besieged Aleppo.

From TheJournal.ie Istanbul nightclub attack: Gunman 'confesses' to crime Reina Nightclub

Istanbul nightclub attack: Gunman 'confesses' to crime

The alleged gunman was detained by authorities late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

From TheJournal.ie The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016 Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'This psychopath is going to kill us': How people survived the Istanbul nightclub massacre Terror Attack

'This psychopath is going to kill us': How people survived the Istanbul nightclub massacre

People hid in bathrooms, and even a freezer, to avoid the gunman.